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The Daily Szep -- America-1863-2014

Paul Szep | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Paul Szep

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The Oscar-Winning Role That Liam Neeson Turned Down

Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis transformed Abraham Lincoln into an Oscar-winning film role, but before he was attached to Steven Spielberg's biopic, Liam Neeson was...

Lincoln's Bad Dream

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Moving Washington's Birthday

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there had been a calendar on the wall in the room where his mother gave birth, it would have shown that George Washington entered life 11 days earlier than "Washington's birthday." There's a reason for this, and a reason why it was later moved. The reason was a centuries-old squabble between the Catholic Church and the rest of the Western world.

"Mr. Lincoln, All the Ladies Like Whiskers..." Long Beards, Nostalgia & Detroit Entrepreneurship

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.19.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

It's hard to find many statues honoring a fashion expert but in Westfield, New York you'll find one dedicated to a young adviser to the president. ...

44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

HuffPost Comedy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy

It's Presidents Day and while many of us will be taking the opportunity to enjoy 30% off bath towels and other linens, it's important that we also spe...

Worst President in History, Pundits Agree

Daryl Rowland | Posted 02.28.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Severe glitches in the roll-out of the new program created many inconvenience and unanticipated problems that needed to be solved... But the beleaguered president defended his plan, known officially as the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery in every state of the union.

The Republicans and the Radical Minority

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is worth bearing in mind that extreme minority factions can do serious damage to the nation as a whole when they pursue a strategy of burning down the political house in hopes of building a new one.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid's Explosive Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In fact, it was even a big week just for political anniversaries. Fifty years ago this week, an event of no little importance happened. I speak, of course, tomorrow's 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who by the BBC.

Popcorn Preview: Nebraska

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Nebraska (2013) Cast includes: Bruce Dern (Monster, Django Unchained), Will Forte (MacGruber), June Squibb (About Schmidt), Bob Odenkirk (Breaki...

The Best Laid Plans

Peter Calabrese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter Calabrese

Happy Veterans Day! And a Happy 238th Birthday to the Marine Corps. The admiration of a grateful nation is with all our veterans today.

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

The Ghostly Happenings That Have Occurred In The White House

Joan Gage | Posted 12.31.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Ever since the White House was first occupied in 1800, there have been rumors of hauntings, but I got this story direct from the President. No, not President Obama. I first heard about the White House ghosts directly from the lips of Ronald Reagan.

Popcorn Preview: Kill Your Darlings

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Kill Your Darlings (2013) Cast includes: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter series), Dane DeHaan (Lincoln), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jack Huston (O...

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.

The Sins of Our Nation - 12 Years A Slave

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

What is most remarkable about the film is how McQueen's camera catches the hopelessness of a situation in a mere static shot of an actor's face, holding the shot for minutes on end, letting the expression refract into our collective psyche.

Did 'Django Unchained' Steal The Thunder Of '12 Years A Slave'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

Director Steve McQueen's new film, "12 Years A Slave," is garnering effusive praise and substantial Oscar buzz for its brutal depiction of slavery. ...

Syria: The Error of Religious Pacifism and the Science of Peace

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

As someone who works with refugees, I hate war. As someone who lives in America's happiest city, I treasure peace. Yet, for all that, I am distressed to see the groundswell of opposition to punishing the Syrian regime.

Fantasy Fed Speech

Scott Baker | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Scott Baker

Sometimes, between sleep and the time I fully awaken, I have this fantasy about the Federal Reserve Chairman. I imagine that Ben Bernanke will testify before an exasperated, desperate Congress someday and say something like the following, perhaps near the end of his term...

Does Wisdom Really Come With Age?

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

God knows who came up with the notion that wisdom automatically comes with age but my guess is that the culprit was probably someone who felt the need to make aging seem like it had at least one benefit.

A Challenge to African American Filmmakers

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.02.2013 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

There has yet to be a feature-length film devoted entirely and exclusively to the life experience of American slaves on the scale of the Southern white-suffering epics.

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

When Steven Spielberg Speaks, I Listen

Philip Moross | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Philip Moross

If Steven Spielberg has a prescient crystal ball, filmmakers and those of us who support those filmmakers are in for a rough, unpleasant ride... one where filmgoers will be treated to bigger and bigger films that sometimes say less and less.

Austin Powers, Mr. President? A History of the White House Movie Theater

Nola Barackman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Nola Barackman

This past weekend, The White House hosted Pixar's filmmakers for a Father's Day screening of Monster's University. The White House movie theater has been the cinema-in-chief to Presidents for the last 70 years. If those walls could talk.

Spielberg: Movie Industry 'Implosion' Imminent

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

Steven Spielberg made an unsettling prediction on Wednesday: the "implosion" of the film industry is on its way. The Oscar-winning director told st...